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Human Life and the Quest for Immortality

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    Human beings have long desired immortality.

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    Illnesses and injuries in our present existence stop many people from completing any one stage of life or even most of them. If these stages were different because of Contingent immortality 2 and 3, especially 3 that would be of little consequence from the point of view that there could be no human like stages of accomplishment. It would just mean people were more likely assured of accomplishing, freed from a weak body and/or mind which would compensate for a lower urgency to get things done.


    If one’s definition of “human” do not allow for longer life spans, then expand the definition. (Downgrading the definition, that is for shorter spans, went out of favor recently)

    But a superset always include the subset. If you miss any aspect of it, you can always play the role of a human for a few decades. Regrettably, I don’t think existential risk will ever be fully eliminated.

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